A few really cool outdoor gear companies just came back onto my radar. The first is Green Guru Gear. They are based out of Colorado and make some really cool and super unique products for the outdoor adventurer. They build gear from used but durable materials that were on their way to the landfill.
Wetsuit laptop sleeves (very clever and stylish):
Messenger bag made from a billboard (each one is unique):
Or a wallet made from bike tubes (they also make bike tube backpacks):
I encourage you to check them out. They grew out of a company called Ecologic Designs, who pride themselves on “turning trash into treasure”. Ecologic makes gear and various “lifestyle accessories” for companies like Patagonia, Nike, and Dogfish Head, all made from reclaimed, recycled, and renewable products. Examples include beer koozies, wallets, bags, and lots of other stuff, check them out.
Feel free to comment/post if you know of any other companies who are doing cool stuff like this.